Subject: Re: namei caching of newly created files?
To: Alfred Perlstein <email@example.com>
From: David Laight <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/20/2005 21:03:57
> A lot of systems are using "filesystem as a database" semantics
> and just expect something like:
> user/key -> data
> to scale indefinitely.
I know a company that hit the inode reference count limit, 32766 (or
maybe 65534) subdirectories of a single directory!
I suspect that a linear search may actually be the fastest form
of lookup for 'normal' directories - ie those smaller than a block.
David Laight: email@example.com